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olivia1
05-06-2011, 08:48
I do not mean to offend anyone with this thread. I just really want some honest opinions


Hello all,

I have decided that I wanted to change my life by trying to attract more positivity and positive people. Im tired of attracting the wrong people and bringing unnecessary drama into my life.

Before, I would have just simply tried to change my thinking and actively avoid people who I suspect might bring negative energy...but lately, I have become quiet fascinated by crystals and the supposed properties they bring into a person's life. I dont really have any experience with crystals, though. Nor do I know anyone personally who does.

For those of you who wear crystals to attract certain energies, I was wondering if they really work? What I mean is, do you believe these crystals really do attract the properties that you are trying to attract into your life...or do they merely serve as a reminder to you to attract these qualities into your life (thus, they do work but its more due to the placebo affect)?

I am thinking of having a crystal bracelet made to attract certain energies into my life but I was wondering if I could accomplish the same thing by simply wearing a special ring to remind myself of my goal and what I am trying to accomplish in my life...

I hope my question makes sense. if not, please let me know and i will gladly rephrase.

NikkiB
05-06-2011, 08:59
I love crystals and during a very difficult period I surrounded myself with appropriate cystals and I love them... have they made a difference,hmmmm i cant say im convinced, maybe i need to work more actively with them but perhaps im not a crystal person :(

olivia1
05-06-2011, 09:36
I love crystals and during a very difficult period I surrounded myself with appropriate cystals and I love them... have they made a difference,hmmmm i cant say im convinced, maybe i need to work more actively with them but perhaps im not a crystal person :(

Thank you for sharing, Nikki!

well, if you decide to keep working with your crystals please let me know how things turn out. :-)

GreenMoonBeam
05-06-2011, 10:05
If anyone got offended then they would more than likely NOT be aware of how crystals can be of assistance in a person's life. (Their loss, imo)

I'm thinking that because you have made a choice to have changes in your life, the Universe has directed you to crystals. This is what happened with me. By concidence (or not) this started when I first joined AT. I liken it to the Fool's journey in Tarot.

I have had to change certain behaviors, protect myself, nuture myself and so on. As an aid, it was revealed that certain crystals had every chance of helping. With me ( & I am sure others) I tend to choose crystals by COLOR.
MY all time fav is a stretch bracelet of pink & green cabochons: rose quartz & jade. When I choose that it was because I 'needed' (badly) their healing properties. I wear this bracelet always 24/7 except when I shower.

I might add it's not instaneous a result. But when crystals are choosen to work with, their benefits manifest.

I vote for yes . Crystals have been, are and will be part of changing my life.
Love Live Laugh :heart:
GMB

celticnoodle
05-06-2011, 11:31
i so agree with what green moon bean had to say in her post. Yes, crystals can help. Don't expect it to happen over night, as GMB again mentioned, but it will defitely help out.

also as GMB mentioned, jade is a wonderful gem to have with you, if you wish to bring good friends into your immediate circle. it is a protective gemstone that brings about harmony and good luck. it is also known as the dream stone and will help you to have dreams that bring with them messages that will aide you in your life.

jade comes in a variety of colors, all that have individual properties, so be sure to investigate them all to find out which color jade is going to help you th way you are wanting.

Amethyst stones are especially good to have and protect you from psychic vampires. it can also help you make wiser choices and keep you more focused on projects/etc. it is also a protective stone. amethysts are a fantastic stone and should be one in everyones collection! It is a very spiritual stone, too and may also help you to develop your intuition.

you should check the internet to find the gemstone best suited to your needs. good luck!

Miss Divine
05-06-2011, 11:49
I also believe in the healing energies from crystals. I have a bunch lying around. I am currently wearing a Labradorite on a chain. It has especially helped protect me against psychic vampires and negative energy (it's an aura protector). This is just one of its' properties, but since you want to avoid negative energy this one may be an option for you too.

ETA: I love amythist, for the reasons Celticnoodle says, but I can't wear it because it keeps me awake all night.

olivia1
05-06-2011, 15:02
If anyone got offended then they would more than likely NOT be aware of how crystals can be of assistance in a person's life. (Their loss, imo)

:) Good! Glad to know my question did not come across as offensive


I'm thinking that because you have made a choice to have changes in your life, the Universe has directed you to crystals. This is what happened with me. By concidence (or not) this started when I first joined AT. I liken it to the Fool's journey in Tarot.

I agree. I read the book Law of Attraction and also wondered if perhaps the Universe was leading me to crystals, too...


I have had to change certain behaviors, protect myself, nuture myself and so on. As an aid, it was revealed that certain crystals had every chance of helping. With me ( & I am sure others) I tend to choose crystals by COLOR.
MY all time fav is a stretch bracelet of pink & green cabochons: rose quartz & jade. When I choose that it was because I 'needed' (badly) their healing properties. I wear this bracelet always 24/7 except when I shower.

I might add it's not instaneous a result. But when crystals are choosen to work with, their benefits manifest.

I vote for yes . Crystals have been, are and will be part of changing my life.
Love Live Laugh :heart:
GMB


Thank you so much for sharing, GMB! One more question..though i realize it probably varies from individual to individual, how long did it take for *you* to personally start noticing the benefits of wearing crystals?

olivia1
05-06-2011, 15:16
jade is a wonderful gem to have with you, if you wish to bring good friends into your immediate circle. it is a protective gemstone that brings about harmony and good luck. it is also known as the dream stone and will help you to have dreams that bring with them messages that will aide you in your life.

jade comes in a variety of colors, all that have individual properties, so be sure to investigate them all to find out which color jade is going to help you th way you are wanting.

Amethyst stones are especially good to have and protect you from psychic vampires. it can also help you make wiser choices and keep you more focused on projects/etc. it is also a protective stone. amethysts are a fantastic stone and should be one in everyones collection! It is a very spiritual stone, too and may also help you to develop your intuition.

you should check the internet to find the gemstone best suited to your needs. good luck!


Thank you! This is all very helpful information...:)

olivia1
05-06-2011, 15:19
I also believe in the healing energies from crystals. I have a bunch lying around. I am currently wearing a Labradorite on a chain. It has especially helped protect me against psychic vampires and negative energy (it's an aura protector). This is just one of its' properties, but since you want to avoid negative energy this one may be an option for you too.

ETA: I love amythist, for the reasons Celticnoodle says, but I can't wear it because it keeps me awake all night.

thank you! I will look up labradorite and see look for some jewelry with it :)

GreenMoonBeam
05-06-2011, 16:27
:) Good! Glad to know my question did not come across as offensive

I agree. I read the book Law of Attraction and also wondered if perhaps the Universe was leading me to crystals, too...


Thank you so much for sharing, GMB! One more question..though i realize it probably varies from individual to individual, how long did it take for *you* to personally start noticing the benefits of wearing crystals?

With the bracelet I mentioned, I became aware of changes within the 1st 4 weeks.

I got mine from etsy. You may choose differently. The seller sent me the bracelet that she had done Reiki with. It came to me with the most positive of 'vibes'. I have since cleansed it on full Moon. But I am more than comfortable with it.
I mentioned in another thread, I pick by color. That still works for me.

I am sure your journey with crystals will open in a similar vein. Once you 'meet' crystals, it's very very moving. :love:

Blessings.

linnie
05-06-2011, 16:45
If anyone got offended then they would more than likely NOT be aware of how crystals can be of assistance in a person's life. (Their loss, imo)

I'm thinking that because you have made a choice to have changes in your life, the Universe has directed you to crystals. I vote for yes . Crystals have been, are and will be part of changing my life.
Love Live Laugh :heart:
GMB
Ditto... totally, utterly, ditto! I love crystals and stones... evn the humble little stones that pop up through the soil... I have been wearing a blue Kyanite heart around my neck/sternum for a couple of months now, and before that a blue aragonite... Blue stones are great for communication... voicing your truth... which was very useful for me many years ago, and continues to be... the kyanite, and other pale blue and dark blue crystals are great for reducing hypertension... I wouldn't drop any medicationpeople are on until one has personally tested it for themselves, but i had a shot adrenal system, which meant my BP was always elevated... never enough to need medication but always enough to have doctors hassling me, saying "If it goes just as far as this line, you're on, right?", and i would hover ever closer to that line. I have started exercising ore, which is also necessary for a balanced BP, but as both parents have been medicated hypertensive I repeatedly recieved the response "You have a family histoty... nothing you can do about it". Well, my BP today is way better than it has been for years... I say it is both the kyanite and other blue stones and exercise... so, placebo, or not? I don't think so... I pat my beautiful stones, and let them know what I'd like them to work on for me, and that is setting an intention, too... Something is working, and I'm a happy, drug-free crone :)

I gifted a friend a selenite 'soap' today... a beautiful, gentle piece shaped like an eliptic bar of soap... I ran it over her back very gently to demonstrate how to work on her kids with it... Really lightly, as it is more an auric 'combing' than anything even approaching a massage. She exclaimed, "Ooooh, my back just clicked"... Interesting, because she didn't even know the name of the stone, and Selenite is written up as one which, when run over the backbone, can realign the spine.... Hello...???!!!:):):) So... sometimes the effects can literally be immediate... I sat in the centre of a labyrinth once, that had rose quartz embedded in each corner of the circuit so that when you arrived in the centre all the rose quartz kind of beamed at you in the centre... I sat in the centre, and felt a distinct tingling, like mild electrical impulses through me, and then felt washed with love... which rose quartz is famous for!!! Sorry... long post, but it demonstrates my love of the mineral kingdom, yes???? :):):) :heart:

celticnoodle
05-06-2011, 21:19
wow, linnie! how wonderful for you! and congratulations! I hope these crystals continue to keep you drug free and healthy and I am sure also they are very helpful with this.

crystals hold a lot of energy, and its true that they can help with a variety of health issues.

I also love rose quartz. they are so calming and peaceful and really help. I take them with me when I have a dental appt. and you know, the last appointment I had was to get a cavity filled. because of my being on coumadin though, I was told to not have a shot for numbing, which meant going through this w/o any novicaine. :eek:

I am a HUGE baby when it comes to dental work, so made sure I did a lot of meditating before hand to 'calm my nerves' and carried among other stones with me into the dental office, two of my rose quartz.

I had NO PAIN WHAT SO EVER!!! :bugeyed: nothing. during or after. I am shocked quite honestly as even when I do get novicaine, I am quite uncomfortable. must have been the meditating and the rose quartz! :D

linnie
05-06-2011, 22:22
wow, linnie! how wonderful for you! and congratulations! I hope these crystals continue to keep you drug free and healthy and I am sure also they are very helpful with this.

Crystals hold a lot of energy, and its true that they can help with a variety of health issues.
Thanks, CN :) I'm delighted to hear about your dental pain-relief, too!!! I seem to be a Crystal 'Carrier'... I find, I buy, I carry, or caretake, and then one of them says "so and so needs me", and when I pass it onto that person, it is such a good fit for what their current needs are... I love crystals, love them... They bring a smile to my face!!! :):):)

GreenMoonBeam
06-06-2011, 00:23
WOW! That comes thro' to me in all your posts in this section, Linnie.

And such a beautiful creation to have in our life when we choose a crystal.
So fulfilling, no?
Love

GMB

olivia1
06-06-2011, 08:52
With the bracelet I mentioned, I became aware of changes within the 1st 4 weeks.

I got mine from etsy. You may choose differently. The seller sent me the bracelet that she had done Reiki with. It came to me with the most positive of 'vibes'. I have since cleansed it on full Moon. But I am more than comfortable with it.
I mentioned in another thread, I pick by color. That still works for me.

I am sure your journey with crystals will open in a similar vein. Once you 'meet' crystals, it's very very moving. :love:


Thanks GMB :heart:

that is so exciting! I was thinking of getting mine on etsy, too! I found a woman who sells loads of crystal healing jewelry and I was going to buy from her...but then i thought it might be fun to wear rings with crystals, too! have any of you done that?

and i am glad that you mentioned cleansing...how important is it to have the crystals cleansed by the seller..or someone that knows how? is the wearer's intent enough? or is it best to buy from someone who practices riki or crystal healing? I ask because I was told by someone that the reason that some crystals arent as powerful is because they werent properly cleansed with positive energy prior to being worn.



Blessings.[/QUOTE]

olivia1
06-06-2011, 08:55
that is an amazing story!! :heart: you have so totally sold me onto crystals...now I am so excited to try them out...i just have to find the right one that I can see myself wearing 24/7...i hope crystals will work as much wonders for me as they have for you :heart: :)


Ditto... totally, utterly, ditto! I love crystals and stones... evn the humble little stones that pop up through the soil... I have been wearing a blue Kyanite heart around my neck/sternum for a couple of months now, and before that a blue aragonite... Blue stones are great for communication... voicing your truth... which was very useful for me many years ago, and continues to be... the kyanite, and other pale blue and dark blue crystals are great for reducing hypertension... I wouldn't drop any medicationpeople are on until one has personally tested it for themselves, but i had a shot adrenal system, which meant my BP was always elevated... never enough to need medication but always enough to have doctors hassling me, saying "If it goes just as far as this line, you're on, right?", and i would hover ever closer to that line. I have started exercising ore, which is also necessary for a balanced BP, but as both parents have been medicated hypertensive I repeatedly recieved the response "You have a family histoty... nothing you can do about it". Well, my BP today is way better than it has been for years... I say it is both the kyanite and other blue stones and exercise... so, placebo, or not? I don't think so... I pat my beautiful stones, and let them know what I'd like them to work on for me, and that is setting an intention, too... Something is working, and I'm a happy, drug-free crone :)

I gifted a friend a selenite 'soap' today... a beautiful, gentle piece shaped like an eliptic bar of soap... I ran it over her back very gently to demonstrate how to work on her kids with it... Really lightly, as it is more an auric 'combing' than anything even approaching a massage. She exclaimed, "Ooooh, my back just clicked"... Interesting, because she didn't even know the name of the stone, and Selenite is written up as one which, when run over the backbone, can realign the spine.... Hello...???!!!:):):) So... sometimes the effects can literally be immediate... I sat in the centre of a labyrinth once, that had rose quartz embedded in each corner of the circuit so that when you arrived in the centre all the rose quartz kind of beamed at you in the centre... I sat in the centre, and felt a distinct tingling, like mild electrical impulses through me, and then felt washed with love... which rose quartz is famous for!!! Sorry... long post, but it demonstrates my love of the mineral kingdom, yes???? :):):) :heart:

Miss Divine
06-06-2011, 08:58
Hi Olivia,

As a matter of fact, I just cleansed my stones yesterday. I first rinsed them in the sink under running water...Then I filled several big glass bowls, put the stones in the bowls of water and let them sit outside in the sunshine all day and brought them back inside this morning. For me this feels like they're really cleansed. Sometimes I will lay them outside under the moonlight.

celticnoodle
06-06-2011, 10:45
How sweet of you, Linnie to pass them along to friends. I do tend to buy crystals for my friends too when I find one that I think would benefit them. I, too, have become a crystal carrier. :laugh: I stuff my pockets with them, and I also keep a citrine stone in my wallet, and then some stones (raw amethyst for one) with my tarot decks for the store, and things like this. I am currently working on getting crystals for each room of the house. :laugh: I'm becoming addicted to crystal buying! :D

214red
06-06-2011, 19:48
i recently had to stop giving stones away, it was stopping me collecting my own for my needs. i used to have a stone and then meet up with a friend, and then give that person the stone, now i am trying to keep a stash to work with...difficult sometimes

The crowned one
06-06-2011, 20:16
No more or less then anything I have unsure faith in, it is the belief that gives power to the item... So when I believe in a rock it adds to my life but when I do not, it does not, much like religion. We have more then one throughout time because they are cultural specific, as are the powers of rocks. I keep tiger's eye near my reading/learning areas, and I will pray to god on my death bed because I have every thing to gain and nothing to lose. Beleif and faith start free and only cost as much as you are willing to give,or give into them.


Wearing a crystal has changed my life on occasion because it has attracted conversation form people who would not normally approach me, that alone is a good enough reason, but the fact is I am not sure that they may be able to affect my well being on some visceral but noticeable level.

My answer yes because of their beauty,and no based on their power and my objective only observations.

Sophie
08-06-2011, 06:59
Yes, using stones (wearing them or using them around me in other ways) has absolutely changed my life. But not on its own, in isolation. We are all of a piece - when we need a certain energy in our life, we can work to attract it in a variety of ways, and they all work together. So the energy of crystals works with your own thoughts, and with a corresponding Bach flower (say) or a book you read that really has an effect, a series of massages, a better way of eating, a new project, a creative endeavour, etc. etc. I do think they work objectively on their own - slowly and subtly - but I also think it far more effective to combine therapies, creative actions and positive philosophies to make a winning whole :)

Blackstar
08-06-2011, 08:16
I'm the sceptical one here. :) I got Amethyst and Quartz, took care of them properly and kept them with me but I don't think they made any difference. I definitely didn't have dreams while keeping Amethyst close to me during sleep or generally felt anything different.

But.
My dad was making Orgonites for a while. My mom complained about a certain plant in the garden refusing to grow for years, and then suddenly, one day, she noticed it really grew. I thought it was maybe the climate was a bit different or something, but she said that's not it. Close to the spot she realized, my dad has left a piece of Orgonite and she was convinced that was the reason. Similar thing later happened to me, though I'm still not sure if it was then just a case of "you see what you want to see". I got a Moonstone. I didn't know where to keep it, so I temporarily placed it on the table where I also kept a Bamboo. And then I just left it there. After a month, I noticed how a Bamboo really grew quite fast. Go figure. :)

PrincessPaulina
08-06-2011, 08:30
it is the belief that gives power to the item... So when I believe in a rock it adds to my life but when I do not, it does not, much like religion.

Personally, I believe that crystals hold special healing properties.
But I do not "believe in a rock" ~ the rock is a tool, or channel, through which energy can pass.

The crystals' mineral makeup and color frequency allow them to concentrate and disperse specific energies.
So while crystals do serve as aesthetic visual reminders, I believe that they also produce specific energy frequencies to slowly & subtly alter our behavior & energy patterns.

Most of the light workers I know who use crystals or gem stones for healing, or to "attract certain energies", prefer to work with uncut stones (in the raw form).
Some people even say that making a hole in the crystal (to set it in jewelry, for example) reduces the vibrations of the stone.

Personally, when I use crystals with the specific purpose of attracting or channeling energy, I obtain small (palm-sized) tumbled stones to carry around with me.
I prefer onyx or hematite for protection from negative people & vibes, along with Tiger Eye or Lapis Lazuli.

As for wearing jewelry for crystal vibrations, I'd recommend that you search for pieces that are as un-compromising to the stone's original character and integrity as possible. I have a favorite pendant of onyx, pearl and coral. While the stones do have holes made in them, they appear to be set in a sterling silver thicket. When I wear this pendant it gives me a boost of energy & confidence (coral & onyx), while making me feel like a lady (pearl).

I also own some large, raw crystals that I've purchased at gem shows. You can often find good bargains at these events, and they give you the chance to handle and get to know the stones. It is possible to fall in love with a specific type of stone, much the same as you can fall in love with a Tarot deck. For example, I went to a gem show and made a great deal on a large, strange stone that I'd never heard of before. Had I seen this piece on-line I probably wouldn't have paid much attention to it, but physically handling it made me take notice. It is a murky and smoky brownish/greyish color with an unusual, mysterious texture. I was inexplicably drawn to this crystal and kept returning to touch it, until I finally bought it. Once home, I realized that what had been sold to me as "alligator quartz" was more commonly known among light healers as an "elestial crystal." These crystals are thought to enter our lives only when we are ready to receive the energy they bring, and somewhere in my subconscious I must have recognized this.

When I'm not using the crystals I have for energy work, I keep them covered or wrapped up in cloth (just like my tarot cards).
I often sleep with an uncovered crystal on my night table, but once awake always cover it again.
Covering/protecting & cleansing my stones are 2 very important rituals to keeping the vibrations they bring into my life "pure."
If crystals sit around in one place, uncovered and un-cleansed for a long time, their vibrations seem to get murky and faint.

Please excuse the novel-length post :)

linnie
08-06-2011, 13:34
WOW! That comes thro' to me in all your posts in this section, Linnie.
And such a beautiful creation to have in our life when we choose a crystal.
So fulfilling, no?
Love GMBTotally, GMB :heart: I have been a lover of crystals since I first met with one...(Which was a ring, but I don't wear rings at all... that was given to me by my now Hubby,so it was precious to me.. I really do think cystals do create a beatiful energy anywhere GMB, yes... :):):)
Yes, using stones (wearing them or using them around me in other ways) has absolutely changed my life. But not on its own, in isolation. We are all of a piece - when we need a certain energy in our life, we can work to attract it in a variety of ways, and they all work together. So the energy of crystals works with your own thoughts, and with a corresponding Bach flower (say) or a book you read that really has an effect, a series of massages, a better way of eating, a new project, a creative endeavour, etc. etc. I do think they work objectively on their own - slowly and subtly - but I also think it far more effective to combine therapies, creative actions and positive philosophies to make a winning whole :)That's so true, Sophie... like a book, a herb, a song, creating, anything, we are insired to work with something when that something can move us forward, I think... and so it is with crystals... I've had phases of being in love with selenite, lapis, prehnite, quartz,every single crystal... currently in blue aragonite and hemimorphite mode, and blue kyanite, but ALWAYS any stone with rainbow inclusions!!!!!
How sweet of you, Linnie to pass them along to friends. I do tend to buy crystals for my friends too when I find one that I think would benefit them. I, too, have become a crystal carrier. :laugh: I stuff my pockets with them, and I also keep a citrine stone in my wallet, and then some stones (raw amethyst for one) with my tarot decks for the store, and things like this. I am currently working on getting crystals for each room of the house. :laugh: I'm becoming addicted to crystal buying! :DI have been addicted to crystal buying for decades, celticnoodle,which is possibly why it is easy to gift them to others... i have many, and they are all beautiful, but they are not all mine :):):)
Thanks GMB :heart:
i am glad that you mentioned cleansing...how important is it to have the crystals cleansed by the seller..or someone that knows how? is the wearer's intent enough? or is it best to buy from someone who practices riki or crystal healing? I ask because I was told by someone that the reason that some crystals arent as powerful is because they werent properly cleansed with positive energy prior to being worn.Blessings. Cleansing really is important, whether a tumbled stone or jewellery from 2nd hand shops etc (especially pawn shops, as there is very likely sadness or discordant energy attached to a piece surrendered through need). The seller doesn't need to be a practitioner of anything... sometimes practitioners can have more issues with anger of ego than anyone else... just someone with a clear energy... and then t is you, rather than them that does the clearing of your crystal... under moonligh, in a flowing stream, sunlight, rain, lightning... Mine always go and spend a day and a night, through whatever weather happens, in my labyrinth, and they come out sparkling and ready to play :):):)

The crowned one
08-06-2011, 13:41
Personally, I believe that crystals hold special healing properties.
But I do not "believe in a rock" ~ the rock is a tool, or channel, through which energy can pass.

Please excuse the novel-length post :)


Thank-you for your thoughts, I am in the process of considering them.

I believe in the value of aroma therapy, I have experienced it. I need to open my mind a bit more before I shut down stones..

celticnoodle
08-06-2011, 22:14
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But.
My dad was making Orgonites for a while. My mom complained about a certain plant in the garden refusing to grow for years, and then suddenly, one day, she noticed it really grew. I thought it was maybe the climate was a bit different or something, but she said that's not it. Close to the spot she realized, my dad has left a piece of Orgonite and she was convinced that was the reason. Similar thing later happened to me, though I'm still not sure if it was then just a case of "you see what you want to see". I got a Moonstone. I didn't know where to keep it, so I temporarily placed it on the table where I also kept a Bamboo. And then I just left it there. After a month, I noticed how a Bamboo really grew quite fast. Go figure. :)

oooh, Blackstar, thnx for this. I don't recall ever hearing of orgonites, and so I googled it and found some beautiful images of it. I also googled it to get the properties of it and see that is it a made gem with easy to get things. they turn out to be quite pretty! I may try this myself, tho here in this home, I don't have much room to work with to make an orgonite. I may still try it though. very interesting!

peaceandkarma
09-06-2011, 08:05
I started wearing an Azeztulite pendant about five years ago and that seems to have changed my life. As a result of wearing it I have become a lot more spiritual and I stand up for myself a lot more than I used to. As a result I have lost a job I never liked but hopefully the future will be a lot better for me now as I seem to be moving away from negative people and energies.

PrincessPaulina
09-06-2011, 11:46
Isn't it ironic that crystals, which have been around since ancient times, are now a part of information technology and computers?! This just goes to show that they are good conduits of energy:
http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news-HPC-Tiny-Crystals-could-Hold-Key-to-Massive-Computer-Memory-102609.aspx

Thank-you for your thoughts, I am in the process of considering them.

I believe in the value of aroma therapy, I have experienced it. I need to open my mind a bit more before I shut down stones..

Thanks so much for your words, Crowned One!
What you said about opening your mind really impressed me, due to my background:

I have a journalism degree, but decided not to pursue news writing professionally due to a number of factors. I was 1st disillusioned by a jaded journalism professor, who told an auditorium full of impressionable, idealistic communication majors: "if you believe that you're ever going to change a reader's mind with anything that you write, you should get out of news writing right now, because it is practically impossible according to statistics." That was a bitter pill to swallow!

Since then, I never attempt to convince anyone of anything - let alone something as personal as belief systems - but I do state my own reasoning when asked. Your open-mindedness was inspiring to me: isn't that what we're all here for, to learn and share from one another?! Yet most people are unfortunately so closed off to hearing anyone but themselves. When I read your post, I so wished my cynical journalism instructor could see it ;)

GreenMoonBeam
11-06-2011, 11:18
Thought I would post an update.

Full details of background not entirely required. (Sorry for that nosey ones J/K).


Some weeks back I got a beautiful piece of tumbled agate. Beatifully colored green, no marks. I asked for a crystal for Strength.

Moving onwards, put the crystal in a top pocket of a winter jacket. Each & every time I have gone out, worn that coat. Gone out, with a feeling of here I go against the world... dramas, issues etc.

Overall the past weeks have been positive. (Amazing considering). Put the coat on last night. The day had neen harrowing. 'Felt' heat in the pocket.
Coat otherwise cold.

Took out the crystal and found it to be drained of color. I know that the crystal has helped big time. I decided to let this stone rest for a while. I have its companion, a slice of Tiger Eye on guard...
Yeah, crystals, eh?
Blessings
GMB

mimiraj
11-06-2011, 11:40
Ok, I was having some problems dealing with my emphatic abilities at work, and with those that I seemed to adsorb negative energies from. I started wearing a chakra necklace with protection and grounding crystals included in the necklace. Since I have been wearing it there is definitely a noticeable difference and I no longer come home from work drained or an emotional mess. The only thing I have done differently from before is wearing the necklace. So, yes I feel it made the difference.

olivia1
12-06-2011, 07:09
I feel as if I should update as well :)

I received one of the bracelets I mentioned in my first post. One of the things that I struggle with is stress. I heard that fluorite was a great stone for that. So I purchased a stretchy bracelet made of clear and violet fluorite. I noticed upon putting it on that it had a very calming energy. however, I wasnt sure if it was just my mind playing tricks on me or if the crystals were actually working.

Later that night, when I tried to fall asleep, I had difficulties falling asleep..even after taking my prescription strength sleeping pills. usually, I fall asleep after 30 minutes of taking them. Anyway, I did a search on the forum of fluorite and it seemed that someone else had similar experience with this crystal..so you all are right, I think crystals do work. Thank you all for sharing such wonderful and insightful information with me :)

Amatafrances
18-06-2011, 23:51
Yes, crystals changed my life totally.
Now I know the ancient vedic astrology, because I had to study it, that is at the roots of crystal healing. Before I didn't believe in astrology.
And I can cure myself and my friends (and some of them are doctors!) very well with crystals.
For example, I have scleroderma, that is a serius disease, and I can use whith great results a lot of stones to get relief in this sickness: bloodstone, serpentine, variscite, turquoise, moss agate, for the chronic tiredness and fatigue in this autoimmune problem; tiger eye, turquoise, flint, golden topaz, to give warmth to my hands and body; aquamarine and morganite to help my body in order to control the allegies.
And I can use crystals for many many many diseases and to solve spiritual issues too. They are simply wonderful, but to use them properly one has to study seriusly and needs to love this matter.

MissJo
19-06-2011, 06:12
I have a large chunk of amethyst that my ex gave me.
I'm not sure if it's a placebo or not, but whenever I'm mentally hurting or have a headache if I hold it to my head or to my heard the pain just sort of melts away.

I also had a tiger iron that I used to wear with amber... the necklace unfortunately broke and I have to remake it, but whenever I went out with that I felt a lot stronger and more self-confident, and calmer as well, overall I was a lot happier.

Really need to fix that necklace again...

Della
19-06-2011, 06:38
I feel that crystals have helped me in life. Over the past month ive been carrying a little angel in my pocket. Im not sure what crystal its cut from, its purple with white streaks in it. Ive been having a really hard time at work recently due to bullying. Ive found that its been keeping me calm and less anxious when im around the bully and when she is picking on me.

I also have a piece of quartz that i put under my pillow when i go to bed and it helps me sleep at night.

Blackstar
29-07-2011, 04:46
oooh, Blackstar, thnx for this. I don't recall ever hearing of orgonites, and so I googled it and found some beautiful images of it. I also googled it to get the properties of it and see that is it a made gem with easy to get things. they turn out to be quite pretty! I may try this myself, tho here in this home, I don't have much room to work with to make an orgonite. I may still try it though. very interesting!

Do try, it's not that difficult and I don't think you need a lot of room for it. :)

I feel that crystals have helped me in life. Over the past month ive been carrying a little angel in my pocket. Im not sure what crystal its cut from, its purple with white streaks in it. Ive been having a really hard time at work recently due to bullying. Ive found that its been keeping me calm and less anxious when im around the bully and when she is picking on me.

So nice to read this. I can't deal well with bullies either. By the given description, it might be amethyst.

MCsea
30-07-2011, 19:25
great thread!!! lovely to read these beautiful stories

thanks for your update too olivia1

and yes they have changed my life too... :)

hunter
05-09-2011, 22:40
Western medicine is flawed in that it seldom recognizes the mind-body connection, and even when it does, we do not know how to treat it. We KNOW people have heart attacks from stress, but don't know how to treat it properly. Brittle diabetes, auto immune diseases, impaired circulation to the extremeties, etc are all well known, but improperly treated. The average person with a psychiatric illness dies 25 years younger than a mentally healthier person.

So sometimes what is called the placebo affect is much more than that. Sometimes it is tapping into the mind-body connection, that is present even if not understood. Before the discovery of vitamin C, some people knew that fruit healed scurvy. They couldn't prove it and didn't understand why, but it worked.

Crystals do work. They work as well as fruit cured scurvy, before the discovery of vitamin C. Because we don't know HOW Crystals work we are inefficient and scattered in our treatments, and we are vulnerable to scams, but we should not entirely abandon crystal treatment because we don't know how they work, and that there are scam artists who use them.